As a Managing Partner of Licentia Financial, I dedicate myself to developing a sound financial strategy for my clients. This includes comprehensive financial planning, business planning, retirement planning, education planning and risk management. In my experience, every client has individual needs which demands an individual approach.  My planning process begins with a complimentary consultation during which we discuss your current financial situation, your immediate goals and objectives, and those that may arise in the future, then work to provide guidance on the best course of action going forward. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 1992 and have been in the greater DC area for over 25 years. I currently live in the area with my wife and two children.  My credentials include: Series 6, Series 7, Series 63, Series 66, Life and Health Insurance License, Long Term Care certification, and a founding Partner of Licentia Financial.   This allows me to provide a wide array of services to my clients based on their individual needs, goals and objectives. Additionally, I'm a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT), which signifies me among the global leaders in our profession.



Mark's extensive experience in the financial services field, including five years as a regional manager with Equitable Advisors, combined with the empathy gained through many other leadership positions held in the past, has given him many unique perspectives to help clients develop common sense solutions for their financial needs.  No matter where you fall on the financial spectrum, Mark has the ability to work with you to improve your circumstance, provide meaningful guidance and develop an achievable action plan.
Mark's graduation from the Royal Australian Air Force Academy in 1983, with a University of Sydney Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering, was the precursor to his highly successful and decorated career as a military officer.  Selection as Australia's representative to complete a Masters of Strategic Studies at the USAF Air War College in Montgomery, AL, in 1999 resulted in marriage to his wife, Theresa, and immigration to the USA in 2001.  Mark joined Equitable Advisors  in 2002 in Los Angeles, CA, moved to Herndon, VA in 2003 and became a US citizen in 2005. Mark's credentials include:  Life Health & Annuities licenses, FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, a Wharton Business School Retirement Planning Specialist credential and a founding Partner of Licentia Financial.
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Tyler Tisdell



As a partner of Licentia Financial, Tyler provides financial advice to individuals, public education staff, and non-profit organizations.  His primary expertise relates to retirement planning and working with employer sponsored markets.  Tyler's highest priority is on ethics and professionalism, which enables him to provide advice and investment strategies consistent with the financial goals to his clients.
After earning a Bachelor degree in Business Management from George Mason University, Tyler joined Equitable Advisors LLC in 2008.  His credentials include: Life Health & Annuities licenses as well as FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, and a founding Partner of Licentia Financial. 


Steven Galko



Steven focuses on assisting business owners, their families, and their employees.  His priority is helping key executives focus their efforts to what counts the most – growing and building their business with a comprehensive planning approach.  His goal is to help with business expansion, determine a business owner's exit strategy, and help attract, retain, and reward key personnel. 
After graduating from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York in 2009 with a B.S. in Finance, Steven has called the greater Washington, DC area home since 2011.  His credentials include: Series 7, Series 6, Series 66, Series 63, Life and Health Insurance License, Long Term Care certification and a founding member of Licentia Financial. 


Justin Nesheiwat



Justin graduated from Vassar College in 2014 and moved from New York to Falls Church in 2016. He is currently in his last year of his MBA program at George Washington University.  His credentials include: FINRA Series 7 and Series 66. He enjoys exercising, rowing and cooking and has an Eagle Scout Rank. His passion for working with individuals on a one-on-one basis to create plans that provide reassurance and complete satisfaction makes him a great fit for the Licentia Financial team. 




Damon grew up in South Africa, with a goal to be a professional athlete. His love for the game of tennis and the desire to play professionally led him to the states, where he played collegiate tennis at Elon University. Damon graduated from Elon with a degree in Business Administration, a concentration in Finance, and a minor in Economics and Accounting. Prior to starting a career with Licentia, he joined the professional tennis tour, gaining invaluable skills and a unique perspective. He traveled the world, which allowed him to connect with people from a variety of backgrounds. He had to be dedicated, organized, meticulous, and self-motivated. Skills such as these are now at the center of his work as a financial advisor and to the clients he serves. He lives in Glover Park, DC, with his wife, Meredith, and son, Ellis. Damon's credentials include: FINRA Series 7, Series 66, and a Life and Health Insurance License.


Tyler Roth



Tyler is an enthusiastic, life-long learner. He has a passion for helping others and is an active member of several community service organizations. He grew up in Loudoun County, VA then graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in finance. His credentials include: FINRA Series 7, Series 66 and the appropriate life, health and annuities licenses. Tyler enjoys playing golf, lacrosse, traveling, working out, and hiking. 




Jhena first began her career in the financial planning industry in 2010, with Equitable Advisors. She now works closely with the team to provide administrative support services.

When she isn't managing financial portfolios, you can find her spending time with her husband and three children. 





Kellie graduated from Michigan State University and has rotated between the advertising agency and marketing in the nonprofit industry, before joining Licentia Financial's team. Kellie, her husband and two children live in Ashburn, VA.  She enjoys reading, movies, and traveling.